Amazon Kindle Fire and Covenant Eyes

This article answers the most frequently asked questions about Covenant Eyes and the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.


Will Covenant Eyes work on an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet?

Due to the limited capability of the Kindle Fire’s operating system (Fire OS), Covenant Eyes is not compatible with Kindle Fire tablets.

Note: Years ago, we had a Kindle app. However, we removed our app from the Amazon Appstore on May 21, 2020, because it couldn’t support Screen Accountability. If you have our old Kindle app and you uninstall it, you will not be able to reinstall it.

Can I use the Covenant Eyes Android™ app on an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet?

The Covenant Eyes Android™ app is not compatible with Kindle Fire tablets. You may be able to install our Android™ app on a Kindle Fire (some people have), but the Covenant Eyes app will not work properly.

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How can I protect an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet?

Ultimately the decision is up to you, but here are some options:

Use the Kindle’s Parental Controls

You can password-protect the Kindle’s Parental Controls and use them to limit content settings.

  1. Open the Settings app directly, or swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the “Settings” icon.
  2. Tap “Parental Controls.”
  3. Tap the toggle switch next to Parental Controls.
  4. Create a password and, if asked, confirm it.
  5. After you enable Parental Controls, a lock icon will appear at the top of the screen. You’ll also see several settings that you can tailor to your situation, before exiting the Settings app.

Create Device Stations in Public Areas of Your Home

We recommend you set up and use your devices in a shared space, like the family room. For example, you can set up a “gaming desk,” “homework computer station,” or “work desk” in your living room. When you take away the secrecy of device usage, people make better, healthier choices with their devices.

Protect Your Home by Adjusting the Settings on Your Router (the device that sends and amplifies your WiFi)

You can decrease the availability of inappropriate content by changing your router’s connection settings. CleanBrowsing and OpenDNS are free filtering companies. If you change your connection settings on your router to one of them, they’ll filter explicit content on any device that connects to your WiFi.

Note: Devices that use Covenant Eyes Filtering and connect to a WiFi network with filtering may experience connectivity or filtering issues.

Consider a Different Device

If you are experiencing the temptation to look at inappropriate content on a Linux-based device because Covenant Eyes isn’t monitoring it, consider switching to Windows or Mac® computer so Covenant Eyes can monitor it.

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